No one was injured, but a fire in a townhouse building in Palatine left two units uninhabitable on Thursday afternoon.
Palatine Fire Department crews arrived on the scene on the 2100 block of North Heather Lane in Palatine at 2:32 p.m. to find smoke coming from one of the five units in the townhouse building. Firefighters forced their way into the unit and found fire burning inside a wall, officials said. Firefighters found smoke in three other units and fire in a common wall that was shared with the original unit on fire, according to the release.
"Occupants from all units could not be immediately accounted for, so firefighters searched the entire building to ensure that all residents had exited," the release said. "No one was found in the building, but one dog was safely removed."
The fire was declared to be under control within a half-hour of crews arriving, but firefighters were on the scene much longer, the release said.
Units from Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich and Rolling Meadows assisted with the response.
No one was injured.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
• Daily Herald staff writer Melissa Silverberg contributed to this report.